California State University - Sacramento

3,034 reviews
  1. Sacramento, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Sacramento is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
Website

California State University - Sacramento Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$7,446/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,691/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,057/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,040/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,972/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
28%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.136 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,352Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    60%
  • Smart and hard working
    23%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    14%
  • You reap what you sow
    2%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    1%
  • Get what you need to succeed.
    0%
  • Multi-cultural
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.202 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.246 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Convenient
    27%
  • Educational
    25%
  • Commuter school
    23%
  • Beautiful Campus
    13%
  • No parking
    8%
  • Awesome
    5%
  • Diverse
    0%

After California State University - Sacramento

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses

Reviews

3,034 reviews
  • Excellent
    368
  • Very Good
    1207
  • Average
    1246
  • Poor
    153
  • Terrible
    50
So far the programs that Sac State offers are amazing! I've been a part of their International Programs to South Korea, and it was one of the best experience in my college life. I would go again if I get the chance!
  • College Senior
  • 11 days ago
It really is a nice school to attend in Northern California. The campus is pretty open and outdoor sitting friendly.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 days ago
My overall experience at Sacramento State University has been an unbelievable experience from each class and learning the campus. The college experience here has been a challenge that I have learned to overcome so far that I would not change my answer to coming to this unique school. This opportunity I was given was with hard work and if I could do this all over again I would because at the end it would worth it to learn from people and professors here.
  • College Freshman
  • 16 days ago